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Oliver and the Night Giants (Bedtime Picture Books, Magical Book for Kids)

Illustrated by Anna Pirolli
Published by Tra Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

What would you do if three giants came to your bedroom window one night and invited you to help them fix the world? That’s exactly what happens to Oliver when he least expects it, in this very special bedtime story. Come along with Oliver and the Night Giants as they explore what happens when we allow our imaginations to lead the way!

Oliver and the Night Giants begins when three giants appear in Oliver’s bedroom window one evening as he is drifting off to sleep. The giants convince young Oliver, a budding artist, to help them with their nighttime work of repairing the world.

Oliver helps the giants with a long list of nighttime tasks, from brightening the moon to polishing the stars, from adjusting mountains to creating snowflakes, from planting seeds to calming the sea. As he travels the planet and beyond with the Night Giants as an important part of their team.

Oliver and the Night Giants is written in the tradition of a classic children’s literature journey story. This thoughtful, poignant bedtime tale is an homage to the power of the imagination and the significance of valuing one’s dreams, and it is sure to be a favorite with children, families, and teachers. The timeless themes and vivid imagery make this story a pleasure to read aloud and for children to read on their own.


About The Author

Kitty O’Meara lives near Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, Phillip Hagedorn, their five rescue dogs, two cats, gardens, and books. Formerly a middle school writing and literature teacher and hospital and hospice chaplain, she is currently a spiritual director and has been a lifelong writer and artist. She has been called “the poet laureate of the pandemic” based on her wildly popular, widely circulated, and hopeful poem about the Covid-19 pandemic. That poem is illustrated and presented in book form in the bestselling And the People Stayed Home, published by Tra Publishing.



“Kitty O’Meara is the poet laureate of the pandemic. . . . The poem has become shorthand for a silver-linings perspective during the coronavirus outbreak.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

“She has given the world a small piece of joy.”—BookTrib

“A communal beacon of hope.”—The Washington Post

“She is challenging us to grow—to look inside, to listen deeply, to allow ourselves to think differently, and ultimately, to create new ways of living on the planet.”—Deepak Chopra, MD, author, Metahuman

“A stunning and peaceful offering of introspection and hope…”—The Children’s Book Review

“O’Meara’s words come to life for future generations to…encourage everyone to find silver linings, think differently and never lose hope.”—B & N Reads

About The Illustrator

Born in Genoa, illustrator Anna Pirolli moved to Milan to study illustration at the European Institute of Design, where she graduated in 2001. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and art director for companies such as Mondadori, Pearson, Vogue, MTV, Kinder Ferrero, Telecom, Nickelodeon, Furla, Zecchino d’oro, Disney, following the creative process from concept to creation. She's also a visiting professor at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, where she teaches design applied to the arts. Despite her love for traditional techniques, her artwork is mostly digital. Ironically, her dream-like, suspended atmospheres often don't look digital at all. Her first picture book, I Hate My Cats, written by Davide Calì, was published by Chronicle Books, and the illustrations from her latest book, Anonymouse by Vikki VanSickle (Tundra Books) won the Dilys Evans Founder’s Award in the 2021 Society of Illustrators The Original Art Show.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Tra Publishing (April 25, 2023)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781735311500
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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